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DealPixel offers 500 Clean Icons for $15

January 2, 2013 • By

Every web designer knows that icons are an integral part of web design, and that having high quality icons can be the difference between a good site and a mediocre site. That’s why we know you will love the latest deal from DealPixel, 500 Clean Icons, a deal with 500 professional clean icons. The set is available for only $15. That is a 68% discount!



20 Awesome FREE PhotoShop Shape Set Downloads!!

July 12, 2011 • By

Let’s sit back for a while and admire the truly satisfying geometrical wonders of the universe. Out with squares, circles and other absolutely boring shapes, and in with cleverly crafted and charming bits and pieces! Lucky for you, we have had the extreme pleasure of stumbling through the interwebs, dodging stray triangles and dodecahedrons, on a quest to find the best shapes just for you at no cost whatsoever! That’s right, we’ve decided to bring to you 20 of the best FREE Photoshop shape set downloads!


Surprise someone with a Photoshop Fine Art Portrait

June 20, 2011 • By

In this tutorial, we’ll be looking at how to transform a photo of a person into a work of art – in this case, a highly illustrated sketch art piece.

Vector shapes and textures will also be added to our composition as this will give our sketch artwork more depth and character. Below are examples of what you could achieve even with the simplest of art forms (pop art etc) to create interesting and beautiful effects from a picture. The final images could used as e-cards, profile pictures/avatars, wallpapers and so on.



Best Techniques for Gradient Map Color Toning

October 25, 2010 • By

In this post we’ll analyze a variety of useful techniques that will allow us to tone map an image for future print or web design projects.

You probably have your own way to color correct and alter the tone of an image in your preferred application, but there’s a huge reason why you should know more about gradient mapping: it’s cross compatible between applications and operating systems. If you understand the basic principle, you can use it in Photoshop, Gimp, Pixelmator and all other applications on Mac OSX, Windows or Linux. It’s a powerful technique also in video editing systems and generally where you want to alter the colors of an image. READ MORE

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Using Photoshop CS3 3D Tools

October 18, 2010 • By

In this tutorial, we’ll be using Photoshop CS3’s 3D rendering features to recreate something close to Neytiri, the lead female character of the Na’vi race. In the James Cameron movie – Avatar. Just to point out, Photoshop CS4 offers more a robust 3D features; one of which is to paint directly on 3D models or objects. CS3 ‘somewhat’ doesn’t have these capabilities among other things. However, we’ll get around this in our tutorial using a technique that hinges on the manipulation of texture maps of the 3D model.



Create a Shattering Angel effect in Photoshop

October 13, 2010 • By

In this tutorial, we’ll be creating a highly dramatic scene with a disintegrating statue of an Angel. The end result would be an intense composition of the Angel seemingly coming to life as Gradients, blends, and a set of unique brushes are used to enhance the image of the Angel statue.



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